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Gateway computer does not turn on

My gateway computer, about 2 years old, when i push the power button, the blue light does not turn on, the hard drive and cd drive light simultaneously flash 3 times, fan runs but computer does not turn on, monitor stays off

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Without seeing the machine, I'm thinking you have a motherboard problem. But try these troubleshooting steps before throwing in the towell:
Open the case and disconnect the CD cable. Now try it. If it still doesn't work, disconnect the hard drive and try it.
Let me know what happens. I've seen CDs mess up a system like this. I many times will swap out the power supply, but I'm thinking with the lights flashing, its a more serious problem.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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    Robert Morris Oct 11, 2014

    Same problem here on my Gateway GT4016, tried all of the above, new power supply, new motherboard, after installing the motherboard, ran good for 1/2 hour, but when I went to turn it back on the next day, did the same thing, what does that leave?

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    Robert Morris Oct 11, 2014

    Prior to this all happening, it would not play or burn a cd, & audio quit working, where I had to install a stand alone audio card to get it going

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My computer will not turn on properly. It is saying reboot and select proper boot device.

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